Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman continues to have “lingering” issues processing speech and speaking, an MSNBC reporter revealed this week, a revelation further underscoring the health issues the Democrat is facing just a month out from the 2022 midterms. 

Repotrer Dasha Burns told MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Tuesday that a recent interview she conducted with Fetterman indicated that the candidate—currently serving as the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania—”has a hard time understanding what he’s hearing” and “still has some problems, some challenges with speech” following the stroke he experienced in May of this year.

During “small talk” prior to the interview itself, Burns said, “he had a hard time understanding our conversations.”

The reporter also said that Fetterman required a computer monitor during the interview to be able to read the questions she asked him. 

Fetterman’s health since the May stroke has been a source of significant interest and attention from commentators and journalists. The candidate has suffered from repeated gaffes during public speaking events and has been forthright in the struggles he has been enduring in the wake of the medical event. 

Fetterman’s campaign has continued to insist that he is capable to serve in the Senate in spite of those challenges.

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